Dishonoring a proud tradition
I'd always thought that you could count on ships' captains to be a bastion of honor in a decaying world. Not so the captain of the Italian cruise ship. The most complete account I have found is here
(no American site had adequate coverage - look at how much information is on this British site, and it's a tabloid, fercrissake).
Jeez. "Coward" is inadequate. Heinlein would foam at the mouth and then line up to shoot the guy.